riverfacts.com
US Whitewater > California > Kaweah River - North Fork

MORE INFOMAPSTATSSAFETY

      
   
   
   

California whitewater, Kaweah River - North Fork

Tulare county, Tarbell Pocket to Yucca Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V+     8 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Visalia-Porterville, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. This stretch of Kaweah River - North Fork is 8 miles long and it is classified as a class V+ section by American Whitewater. The wonderful California scenery and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. This stretch has
    has enough mileage, you can easily run it on an afternoon. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in California tend to be more challenging than the national average, so better not forget that a lot of the rivers here are
not suitable for beginners. The Southern Sierra Nevada scenery is wonderful. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find  
lots of paddling spots. The Tarbell Pocket to Yucca Creek section is one of many paddling sections in this river system.

Briefly about the general area:
During your visit to Kaweah River - North Fork you'll meet some people from Sequoia National Park for sure; close by you hit upon great locations like Live Oak Gulch. Having a great time in the Southern Sierra Nevada is uncomplicated. During your stay at Kaweah River - North Fork do stop by close by Sandy Cove Beach, and if you have time, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park is a national park worth going to. If you come to this river you will have a good time for sure.

Kaweah River - North Fork, Tarbell Pocket to Yucca Creek road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

Map
map
Detailed Map


Stats
map
Stats for this river stretch


Weather
weather
Local weather forecast


OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Kaweah River - North Fork.
 Whitewater Near Kaweah River - North Fork:
Kaweah River - North Fork, Tulare County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6.4 miles long (Yucca Creek to Kaweah Bridge)
Kaweah River - North Fork, Tulare County, 2 miles away
      Class V+ - 8 miles long (Tarbell Pocket to Yucca Creek)
Kaweah River, Tulare County, 7 miles away
      Class III-V - 3 miles long (Dinley Bridge to North Fork Bridge)
Kaweah River, Tulare County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3 miles long (Above Gateway Bridge to Dinley Bridge)
Kaweah River, Tulare County, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4 miles long (North Fork Bridge to Lake Kaweah)
Kaweah River - Middle Fork, Tulare County, 10 miles away
      Class V - 4.8 miles long (Hospital Rock)
Kings River, Fresno County, 15 miles away
      Class V - 10 miles long (Middle South Fork confluence to Garnet Dike Campground)
Kings River, Fresno County, 18 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9.5 miles long (Garnet Dike Campground to Kirch Flat Campground)
Mill Flat Creek, Fresno County, 19 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2 miles long (Forest Service Road 12S0 to Kings River)
Kings River - North Fork, Fresno County, 22 miles away
      Class V - 1.5 miles long (Balch Afterbay to confluence with Dinkey Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Kaweah River - North Fork:
Sierra Summit, California , 41 miles away, 1679 foot drop, 11 lifts, 45 runs
Shirley Meadow, California , 54 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Mammoth Mountain, California , 60 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 27 lifts, 156 runs
June Mountain, California , 67 miles away, 2580 foot drop, 7 lifts, 37 runs
Badger Pass, California , 80 miles away, 540 foot drop, 5 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Kaweah River - North Fork:
Kaweah Marina, Lemon Cove , 12 miles away
 Beaches Near Kaweah River - North Fork:
Sandy Cove Beach, Fresno , 12 miles away
 Hotels Near Kaweah River - North Fork:
The Gateway Restaurant And Lodge, Three Rivers , 8 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Sequoia Kings Canyon, Three Rivers , 8 miles away
Sequoia River Cabins, Three Rivers , 9 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Three Rivers , 9 miles away
Plantation Bed & Breakfast, Lemon Cove , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Kaweah River - North Fork:
Fir Camp Campground, Tulare County, 7 miles away
Cove Camp Campground, Tulare County, 7 miles away
Three Rivers Motel and Trailer, Three Rivers, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Kaweah River - North Fork:
High Sierra Trail, Tulare , 15 miles away,  76.8 hiking miles, 5185 feet elevation difference
Sheep Creek Trail, Fresno , 16 miles away,  6.2 hiking miles, 1123 feet elevation difference
Atwell Hockett Trail, Tulare , 18 miles away,  17.2 hiking miles, 3021 feet elevation difference
Hockett Meadows Trail, Tulare , 19 miles away,  20.2 hiking miles, 1421 feet elevation difference
Don Cecil Trail, Fresno , 19 miles away, 4.8 hiking miles, 3586 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Kaweah River - North Fork:
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park, Three Rivers - CA , 8 miles away
Devils Postpile National Monument, Mammoth Lakes - CA , 56 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Kaweah River - North Fork:
Three Rivers Golf Course, Three Rivers , 8 miles away
Hank's Woodlake Ranch Golf Course, Woodlake , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Kaweah River - North Fork
Lake Kaweah, Tulare , 11 miles away
Hume Lake, Fresno , 12 miles away
Moose Lake, Tulare , 19 miles away

Copyright © Stratus-Pikpuk, Inc.
Some content, including Reach Name, Class, Coordinates, and Length, comes from American Whitewater with permission.